Do you think you might be suffering from hearing loss? Then act now! The first step towards a better quality of life is to visit your hearing care professional. A hearing test will show if you are actually suffering from hearing loss. If you are, your hearing care professional will explain the available options. Our online hearing screening will give you an initial indication of your hearing ability.
Connect Hearing is the the exclusive national hearing health partner of Diabetes Canada. Studies show that hearing loss is twice as common in people who have diabetes than in those who don’t. Through this partnership we have the opportunity, with Diabetes Canada, to bring awareness to the relationship between hearing loss and diabetes, ensuring that all Canadians are proactive in their health while actively aging.
After our eyes, the most important sensory organ is our ears, thus hearing impairment has significant consequences. In most cases, hearing loss is age-related. However, it can also be triggered by loud noises or infections, or may be hereditary. Hearing loss may occur very suddenly, although in most cases it is gradual, and so you only become aware of it as it progresses. Fortunately, in most cases impaired hearing can be improved, or even fully corrected, using a hearing aid. Find out how.
Technology and performance options
Modern hearing aid technology may surprise you. Small and sleek, modern digital hearing aids have a built-in microchip. Using software, they are programmed to your individual hearing needs. It can be confusing, however, what exactly is meant when your hearing care professional recommends a hearing solution for you at the "standard performance level". Here, we explore the different levels of hearing technology at Connect Hearing and provide context for you in order to make an informed decision on your hearing care solutions.
Hearing aid brands
All hearing aids work according to the same principle: They pick up ambient noise, the sound is converted into electrical impulses and then forwarded, in a modulated form, to the ear. However, depending on the severity of the hearing loss and personal requirements, hearing aids can differ considerably. Not just in terms of shape and size, but also in terms of their properties and functions. Which is the best hearing aid for me? Take a look at what’s available!
Today's modern hearing aids have taken hearing capabilities to the next level, but there are still some situations where your hearing could use a little extra boost. There are many hearing accessories available to supplement your hearing aids and enhance your overall hearing experience. Whether in a busy restaurant, on the phone, or watching TV, there's an accessory to provide a solution to your hearing and lifestyle needs.
Wearing a hearing aid
A modern, appropriately adapted hearing aid can give you back your quality of life. But your restored hearing may prove tiring at first. Don’t be discouraged! It will take time to get used to your hearing aid. Please don’t hesitate to ask your audiologist for help if you find you are struggling. Find out here everything you need to know about getting used to your hearing aid and how to look after it.
Common questions about hearing loss and hearing aids
Are you always having to ask people to repeat themselves? Is your TV too loud for other people? Do you sometimes miss the doorbell or phone? If you think you might be affected by hearing loss, don't wait any longer: The sooner your hearing impairment is investigated by an audiologist, the greater your quality of life will be in the future. Find out the best way to proceed and get your most common questions answered.
A ringing or buzzing in the ears is a widespread complaint. A whistling, ringing, or buzzing sound that seems to come from nowhere affects one in two people at some point in their lives. One in five people develop chronic tinnitus. As real as the noise may seem to sufferers, tinnitus is a phantom that is hard to pin down. It typically starts not in the ear, but in the brain. Find out about the triggers and causes of tinnitus, and how best to cope with it.